Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a text file that is sent when you visit a website and stored on your hard drive, through which certain information flows to the location that sets the cookie (in this case us). Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. Their purpose is to make our Internet presence more user-friendly and effective overall. Cookies can be used, for example, to control the insertion of advertisements or to facilitate navigation on a website.

Our website uses cookies, which are differentiated according to the duration of their use as follows:

Session cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. They store a session ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the shared session. This means that your computer can be recognized if you return to our site or when you click through multiple pages.

Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete these cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser. Persistent cookies help our website to remember your information and settings if you return to the website in the future.

Third-party cookies can be both session cookies and persistent cookies. These include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services such as Internet traffic analysis services. We have no influence on the type and extent of use of this type of cookie. However, you can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, e. g. reject the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website.

Flash cookies are not captured by your browser, but by a Flash plug-in installed on your end device. These cookies store data regardless of the browser used and have no automatic expiration date.

Their function means that these cookies, as used by us, can be distinguished as follows:

  • Essential Cookies
  • These cookies are mandatory for you to navigate the site and use its features and services. Without these cookies, our services would not be available. This includes, for example, the use of the website as a registered visitor or access to restricted areas of the website. Like all public websites, our site uses essential cookies. Essential cookies can be session or persistent cookies.
  • Functional Cookies 
  • These cookies monitor the proper operation of the website. They include login, registration and language selection cookies. This means that personal functions tailored to you can be offered on the page, which makes using the website more pleasant for you. Function-related cookies are persistent cookies.
  • Performance-Related Cookies
  • These cookies are used by us or third parties on the website for statistical, social or commercial purposes or to create general visitor profiles. The purpose of performance-related cookies is basically to make your surfing easier, more pleasant and more entertaining. These cookies do not collect any information with which individual users can be identified. The information collected is aggregated and made anonymous. They are only used to optimize our website. Performance-related cookies can be session or persistent cookies.

If you wish to prevent the use of cookies, you can do this by making local changes to your settings in the Internet browser used on your computer, i.e. the program for opening and displaying Internet pages (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Safari). Information on how to do this, and how to have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, can be obtained via the help function of most web browsers. Flash cookies that are used by browser add-ons can be turned off or deleted by changing the settings of the browser add-ons or via the website of the browser add-ons' manufacturer. If you configure your browser settings so that all cookies (including essential cookies) are blocked, you will either not be able to access our website at all or only partially.

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